Everyone is connected to each other through technology these days. From Facebook gossip to endless hordes of online play to win video games, one could say that technology has made people detached and overly reliant on something that really doesn’t help us too much in our daily lives.
Sure, phone apps can be a great way to kill a few mindless hours during the day, but by definition, an application is something that was made to fulfill a purpose. That purpose can be for pure fun or for something useful.
If you have a loved one who is in assisted senior living, they most likely have a smart phone or tablet to keep themselves up-to-date and entertained. However, these electronics can be so much more helpful than the next game of Candy Crush. Here are our favorite apps that are useful for seniors in assisted living.
Magnifying Glass With Light
This free app available on the iPhone and iPad is extremely useful for senior citizens that have decreased eyesight. Reading small print in books, magazines, and menus, can be a struggle for our older loved ones. This app helps to solve these issues by illuminating small print and allowing the option of magnifying for ease of reading.
Skype is Great for Senior Living
Staying social is extremely important for seniors in assisted living communities. Yes, your loved one will make friends with us, but we understand that many families are spread out across the state or country. This makes visits from distant relatives a rare opportunity.
With Skype, your loved one will be able to have a simulated face-to-face interaction via a video conference. This app can be set up on a mobile device, computer, or tablet. Being able to see family members during a discussion does worlds for the emotional management of your loved one in senior living.
iPharmacy Pull ID and Drug Info
With this interesting app, assisted living community members and caregivers alike can help stay on top of the daily medicine intake that seniors face. This app allows you to identify pills by color and shape, as well as understand the side effects of a medication.
It can be difficult to stay on top of your medication schedule, and this app helps overcome this issue with reminders of when the next dose of medication is due.
This app was created to connect seniors and their families in a safe electronic environment. This social media app brings the message, photo, and video connections, of Facebook and Instagram without the worries of privacy or robust bells and whistles. This is a great ad-free and spam-free way to stay connected while keeping your information secure.
Although this app does cost $.99 in the iOS store, this is a great, simple way to find out which grocery stores, hotels, restaurants, and more offer senior discounts in your area. You’ll never have to worry about asking for the senior special again.
Holly Hall Retirement Community Goes Beyond the Screen With Our Senior Living Care
Although we understand that applications can be a useful way to improve one’s daily life, we also believe that real-time interaction with your loved one in senior assisted living is important.
Through our Christian values, licensed staff, and up-to-date apartments, Holly Hall is able to ensure that your loved one is treated like family when they are with us. Give us a call today to find out more about our services or schedule a visit.